Full-time freelance writer based in Glasgow, Scotland… author of 17 books, three of which are in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Permanent Collection… former news editor at TeamRock.com… former band manager, drummer and keyboardist… TV and radio presenter… real ale fan.
How Earthquakes Inspired Prince’s ’Sign O’ the Times’
Susannah Melvoin says high-magnitude seismic shifts in Los Angeles were “too much” for him.
How Prince Convinced Dave Chappelle That He Wasn’t Crazy
Comedian recalls their friendship in liner notes from ‘Sign ‘O the Times’ rerelease.
Why Prince and Sheila E. Never Married
Drummer says he proposed to her during concert, and admits she’s still “angry” at him over his death.
Kool and the Gang Co-Founder Ronald Bell Dead at 68
Multi-instrumentalist co-wrote hits including “Celebration,” “Ladies’ Night” and “Jungle Boogie.”
Stevie Wonder Predicts Civil Rights Battle Can End in Victory
He says “systemic racism can have an ending. Police brutality can have an ending” as he urges people to keep fighting and to vote.
Record Labels Blackout to Protest Against Killing of George Floyd
“The show must be paused” message to be supported by day of “disconnect from work” on June 2.
Prince Tribute Prompts Apollonia to Accuse Sheila E. of Wrongdoing
‘Purple Rain’ star Apollonia accuses Sheila E. of telling “lies” after release of “Lemon Cake” track.
Prince Wrongful Death Case Dismissed
Legal expert believes individual settlements have been reached with each defendant.
When Will Ferrell Nearly Pretended to be Prince at Golden Globes
Actor thought of jumping up when real winner was nowhere to be found in 2007.
How Prince Recalled His First Three Kisses
He recounted being part of “no doubt the youngest” interracial couple in Minneapolis in his memoir.